According to Sjoerd Bruggink, MD, of the 1,099 children studied, 366 of them had warts, and when they were re-examined a year later, about 50% of their warts were gone.
This knowledge could be important when families decide whether or not to seek medical treatment for children with this condition. “Patients and family physicians should weigh the benign natural course, the adverse effects of treatments, and the costs on the one hand, and the effectiveness of treatments and the risk of spreading untreated warts on the other,” said Dr. Bruggink.
Anyone is susceptible to plantar warts, but can be easily avoided following the right preventative care and treatment. A podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey will be able to determine your condition and follow the appropriate treatment options for foot care needs.
About Plantar Warts
Plantar warts are found on the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. You can recognize plantar warts by a hard bump on the foot. They are usually found on the heels or balls of the feet. Plantar warts are usually not a sign of anything dangerous but do not ignore them if they do cause pain or embarrassment.
If you do have a plantar wart, you may notice some pain when standing but since these warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist only needs to be seen if there is excess pain. Doctors can usually easily diagnose plantar warts. Although plantar warts don’t often call for treatment, there are options available. They can be frozen off, removed by an electric tool or burned off using laser treatment.
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